Jordan Davis would have turned 19 this year.
The black teen was killed in 2012 while sitting in a car with his friends outside a Jacksonville, Florida convenience store, listening to music.
That music was too loud for Michael Dunn. Following an argument over the volume, the 45-year-old man fired his gun into the car full of teenagers, killing Davis. Dunn told his fiancee the teens were playing “thug music.”
On the eve of Davis’ birthday, a mistrial was declared on the first-degree murder charge. The jury found Dunn guilty of attempted second-degree murder and a count of firing into an occupied car.
While people struggled to make sense of the verdict, Jamie Nesbitt Golden kicked off the #dangerousblackkids hashtag on Twitter, with participants questioning a society where unarmed black kids are often interpreted as threats.
making a serious point about racism with adorable children yes good
Ben has produced a fantastic video for One direction. Very clever.
i don’t want to get ahead of myself but i have a weird feeling that this ‘cleverness’ is linked to everyone wearing the same sweater. i think this is the video where we finally discover that all members of one direction are the same transcendent interdimensional being, an alien overlord with five faces and five bodies but only one consciousness, a hive mind of pure love and radiant kindness, a tesseract of joy. the sweater was woven by witches and is the only thing that forces them to show their true form. “you and i” is a joke. there is no you or i. there is only we. we are th e sw ea ter. w e ar e o ne di re c ti o n. e v e r y t h i n g i s d i s s o l v i n g
my thoughts exactly
im glad that sonique wasn’t offended but im sure there are other trans women out there that were so like ????
A student tweeted about a test, and the next day it was the teacher’s desktop background.
(And yeah, my fellow TJ grads, it’s that insufferable Mr. Torrence.)